interiors

Playful workplace sensibility – London

As per the client’s request, a series of individual work spaces occupy two floors of an 18th century industrial warehouse in central London, UK with only a small proportion of open plan studio space, while the third floor houses a flexible lounge and meeting rooms. Despite the cellular configuration, all floors feel bright and airy courtesy of sliding and folding glass partitions that allow...

Secluded jungle hideaway – Rio de Janeiro

This private retreat adjacent to the Tijuca National Park outside of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is a rational steel and glass box supported by two concrete piers. The 1,500-square-foot house rises into the rainforest canopy providing a secluded hideaway for the owner couple to retreat from the city and connect with the natural landscape. Designed by Olson Kungig, the home is...

Once a Ruin – Czech Republic

ORA architects were approached too reconstruct a house in the Czech Republic that suffered significant damage, a former homestead rebuilt under the communist regime into a granary. The house was looted and reorganised for another purpose. During the first site visit, the studio analysed its joints, niches, and protrusions, discovering the original forms. Despite its previous inconsiderate rebuilding, the house...

Versace Home collection 2020

An embodiment of the brand’s Italian glamour, the new Versace Home collection features exceptional furniture that combines luxury and interior design. Encompassing lines for the bedroom, living room, dining room, library and office, the new collection translates the Versace allure into a lifestyle concept. The sophisticated Virtusline is crafted from luxurious...

Coastal forest house – Canada

Nestled in a weather-beaten beach forest, this beach house creates a connection between the drama of the nearby ocean and the sense of sanctuary provided by the trees. Located in Tofino, Canada, the house is composed primarily of one large room, the house is light-filled on the south side facing the ocean, and insular and protected on the other side. Designed by

Olive tree houses – Spain

High up in the Tramuntana Mountains of Mallorca, Spain with views overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Mar Plus Ask architects have created two small off-grid houses. The houses are surrounded in all directions by thousand year old olive trees (yes I said thousand) standing on man-made terraces of dry stacked stone, where only the wind and the bells of...

Palm Beach Blue – Sydney

Palm Beach Blue is a new house perched upon a steeply sloping site at Observation Point, Palm Beach, NSW. The project is a holiday home for a large inter-generational family, designed by Benn + Penna Architecture with the flexibility to accommodate a variety of occupants in short term stays. The home contains 4 bedrooms, each separated by open space, along...

A sense of privacy – NZ

Te Pakeke house is situated north of the popular resort town Wanaka, New Zealand surrounded by mountains and looking out across the waters of a vast lake. Its owners had tasked Fearon Hay Architects with creating a winter holiday retreat that had the feel of a secluded cabin. However, as the site was positioned on the corner of an arterial...

Picture frame house – Massachusetts

New York-based architect Vincent Appel designed Sheffield House in Massachusetts to replace the resident’s childhood home with cedar walls as the “picture frame of the spaces of memory”. Appel, the founder of Brooklyn architecture studio Of Possible, punctured the pale cedar walls off the home with large glass doors and windows to offer views of its lush settings – reminiscent of...